Tractor manufacturing workers in Basildon, Essex, have won a better pay deal by calling to escalate strikes.
The Unite union members have won 2 percent pay increases in 2015 and 2016.
Bosses at New Holland Agriculture—a profitable subsidiary of car giant Fiat—initially offered just 1.8 percent this year and 1 percent in 2016.
After a series of 24-hour strikes, bosses increased this to 2 percent for 2015 and 1.5 percent for 2016.
But workers voted to reject this and called their first 36-hour strike.
It was set to start on Thursday of last week but was called off in response to bosses’ new offer.
Workers have also won pay increases for “non-productive” days. These are when bosses send them home on reduced wages.
This was a major source of bitterness for many workers.
Their win shows that strikes can pay off—and so can refusing to accept inadequate offers.